On Friday, June 15th, TFMoran Portsmouth division closed the office and spent the day volunteering at GATHER, the Portsmouth Family Food Pantry. All 14 employees spent the day doing inventory, which consisted of weighing, logging, and tagging all eatable inventory in the GATHER warehouse. TFMoran employees also transferred a truckload of donated food into a van destined for another city’s food pantry in the seacoast. Overall, the day spent volunteering at GATHER was a success not only by giving back, but also coming together as a group for a fun day with the intent of helping others.
“Preserving the past, ensuring the future.”
TFMoran’s Chief Operating Officer, Dylan Cruess, recently attended the 25th Annual Manchester Historic Awards on May 18th. The awards ceremony is an annual event put on by the MHA, whose mission is to collect, preserve and share the history of Manchester, New Hampshire. The awards program recognizes and supports the efforts made by individuals, businesses, and organizations that have contributed to significantly to the preservation of historic resources, buildings, and traditions in the Queen City. This year’s event featured honorary co-chairs Dick and Alex Anagnost who have a long track and successful track record of preserving and restoring historically significant buildings throughout the city. The MHA also selected five honorees in the following categories; Leadership and Advocacy, Homeowner’s, Neighborhood Preservation Award, Stewardship of a Historic Family Business Award, and the Adaptive Reuse Award. The event was very well attended, seating more than 400 guests.
TFMoran is honored to have worked with the Masonic Temple for many years helping the Masons with various building upgrades such as installing fire sprinklers throughout the meeting areas and improving pedestrian access. Located at 1505 Elm Street, Manchester, the Masonic Temple is one of the most unique buildings in Manchester due to its design and structure. The Masons actively welcome and encourage public groups to use the temple space.
Also, a Big Congratulations to the winners of the award ceremony; Fred Matuszewski, Craig and Mary Kate Donais for their home at 39 Buzzell Street, Puritan Backroom Restaurant, Mr. William H. Binnie and Carlisle Capital Corporation, and Mark and Maryellen Biletch for their home at 2422 Elm Street.
A Big THANK YOU goes out to the good folks at Stonyfield Farm in Londonderry, NH for rolling their specialty yogurt cart into the lobby of TFM’s Bedford office. Many of TFM’s staff took a short break from their projects on Wednesday afternoon to enjoy some delicious Stonyfield yogurts. The tasty treats included strawberry, blueberry and cherry organic greek yogurt and 100% grassfed yogurt.
The reason for the visit? Stonyfield is on the Advisory Committee for the NH Food Bank, and volunteers their time and products to help fight hunger in New Hampshire. Because TFMoran also helps to fight hunger by participating in the NH Food Bank’s 2016 Canstruction Competition, Stonyfield was delivering TFM’s trophy. The judges declared TFM’s 3-dimensional canstructure (a TFM engineer sitting under an apple tree) the winner of the “Best Use of Labels” category. The structure consisted of nearly 500 cans of different sizes, 18 boxes and miscellaneous jars and bars. TFM’s COO, Dylan Cruess headed up the TFM Canstruction Team, and gratefully accepted the etched glass award on the Team’s behalf. This was the second consecutive year TFM participated in the Competition and we are looking forward to 2017.
Once again, thank you Stonyfield for the yummy afternoon treat and yogurt coupons, too!